Re: RARA-AVIS: Hard-boiled music

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 14 Apr 2000

Mark Sullivan wrote:

> Juri wrote:
> "Yes, but Bill Haley and his Comets aren't actually very hardboiled.
> They are, well, more cozy than hardboiled... at least to my mind."
> I think part of this is that the song has become divorced from time and
> setting.

You're absolutely right. "Rock Around the Clock" sounds nowadays very lame, but must've been quite a riot back in the fifties. Sorry, Bill!


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